The National Theatre in Prague |
90 minutes |
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Marie Fajtová - soprano
Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir - contralto
Petr Nekoranec - tenor
Jiří Sulženko - bass
The National Theatre Chorus
Pavel Vaněk - chorus master
Zdeněk Klauda and Martin Levický - piano
Jaroslav Kyzlink - conductor
Check the agenda of Prague opera and ballet performances at the National Theatre.
The Prague National Theatre was built from the desire of the Czech people for national independence. Its building was financed from the collections on which participated broad masses of people as well as important donators (including the nobility and the emperor himself). The theatre foundation ceremonial on 16th May 1868 became a national celebration.
The theatre was opened in 1881. In the same year the theatre burned down, and this tragic event caused a huge wave of new collections to support the restoration of the theatre. The Prague National Theatre was re-opened in 1883 by the opera Libuše by Bedřich Smetana and since then it has been serving as a place of Czech national identity and as a flagship of the Czech culture to these days.